Skip to main content
SHOW DETAILS
up-solid down-solid
eye
Title
Date Archived
Creator
Community Audio
Mar 13, 2023 Gregory Tait
audio

eye 38

favorite 1

comment 0

In this recording, I perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Adagio in D minor for solo keyboard.  This piece is very popular, and has been used in the soundtracks of several films, including Coda (2020) and Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) .  This Baroque-era work is emotional, meditative, even a bit dark, with a beautiful upper melodic line undergoing many stylistic ornamentations over a slowly plodding, steady progression of chords in the low-mid register.  The Adagio is a solo keyboard arrangement...
Topics: Piano, Baroque Music, J.S. Bach, Keyboard Solo
Community Audio
Nov 16, 2022 Gregory Tait
audio

eye 10

favorite 1

comment 0

Traditional Irish Folk Song Oh fare thee well sweet Ireland, my own dear native home. It breaks my heart, to see friends part, for it’s then that the teardrops will fall. I’m on my way to Americay, will I e’er see my homeland once more. For now I leave my own true love, on Paddy’s green shamrock shore.
Topics: Irish Folk Song, synthesizer, drone
Community Audio
Nov 16, 2022 Gregory Tait
audio

eye 15

favorite 0

comment 0

Georg Friedrich Handel composed his Keyboard Suite No. 5 in E Major, HWV 430  in 1720.  The first movement is a Prelude. The fourth and final movement consists of a Theme (Air) and five Variations that collectively have become known as "The Harmonious Blacksmith" (a name not given by Handel).  The Air is in rounded binary form  with two musical phrases.  The Variations, or Doubles, are composed in the English division-on-a-ground  style.   Presented here are recorded...
Topics: Baroque Music, nylon-string guitar, Prelude, Air and Variations
Community Audio
Dec 1, 2021 Gregory Tait
audio

eye 47

favorite 0

comment 0

Woodland Sketches , Op. 51, is a suite of ten short piano pieces by the American composer Edward MacDowell.  It was written during an 1896 stay at MacDowell's Peterborough, New Hampshire, summer retreat. Each piece is inspired by a different aspect of the surrounding nature and landscape.  Several of the pieces are notable for their development of an American impressionistic technique in their depiction of the New England wilderness, while some of the others are based on elements from Native...
Topics: Piano, Classical Music, American Impressionism, Edward MacDowell
Community Audio
Mar 26, 2021 Gregory Tait
audio

eye 36

favorite 0

comment 0

A collection of old Scottish folk songs and ballads
Topics: Scottish Folk Songs, Old Scottish Airs
Community Audio
Dec 7, 2020 Gregory Tait
audio

eye 140

favorite 0

comment 0

Papillons , Op. 2, is a suite of piano pieces composed in 1829 and 1831 by Robert Schumann.  Invoking the scene of a grand ball, the suite begins with a very brief introduction, followed by a variety of dance movements in 3/4 and 3/8 time.  Schumann made use of recurring themes in several of the pieces, including the traditional Grandfather's Dance which was always played at the end of celebrations.  Repeated "A" notes in the upper register ring out at the end of the final...
Topics: Robert Schumann, Piano, Classical Music, Romantic Period, Dance, Romantic Period, Classical Music,...
Community Audio
Oct 26, 2020 Gregory Tait
audio

eye 50

favorite 0

comment 0

The formal title of this work is "Meditation on the 1st Piano Prelude of J.S. Bach" .  It was composed in 1853 by Charles Gounod, and subsequently became known as the Bach/Gounod Ave Maria. This performance is an arrangement for solo piano.
Topics: Piano, Charles Gounod, Ave Maria, Classical Music, Romantic Period, Meditation, Classical Music,...
PedalPointSound.com Favorites
collection
3
ITEMS
3
VIEWS
Sep 12, 2020
collection

eye 3

PedalPointSound.com Favorites
Topic: favorites
Community Audio
Sep 11, 2020 Gregory Tait
audio

eye 196

favorite 1

comment 0

Kinderszenen (Op. 15) is a set of thirteen short piano pieces composed by Robert Schumann in 1838.  These “Scenes from Childhood” capture the remembered emotions and experiences as a child, but the titles of each of the pieces were assigned after the completion of the work.  Schumann noted that these descriptive titles are “nothing more than delicate hints for execution and interpretation.” No. 1               About Strange Lands and People No....
Topics: Piano, Robert Schumann, Classical Music, Romantic Period, Childhood, Classical Music, Romantic...